THE MANDELA EFFECT refers to a phenomenon in which a large number of people share false memories of past events. The Mandela Effect fascinates many due to the commonality of the memories, such as The Bearenstein Bears being The Bearenstain Bears. It has sparked a popular theory that we are constantly passing through alternate universe, or that we live in a virtual reality.
My PROJECT TRUTH graphic displays the word “TRUTH” being cut up by a large question mark, to represent how we are constantly questioning our reality and our uncertainty of what is real (or true) and what is fake.
Peter Corbin is a student at PrattMWP. He was born and raised in a small town in upstate New York. Currently studying Communications Design with a focus on Illustration, he also does work in graphic design, branding, writing, and P.R.
RETRO CASH is a currency created to bring back the past, with an 8-bit feel and color scheme inspired by early Nintendo games.
The Mandela Effect is a psychological phenomenon, currently recognized by large populations of people in the U.S. incorrectly remembering icons from pop culture. Famous examples of this include many remembering The Bearenstain Bears as The Berenstein Bears, Oscar Mayer as Oscar Meyer, and Forrest Gump’s iconic quote “Like was like a box of chocolates” as “Life is like a box of chocolates.”
As communities starting connecting over these memories, theories started to arise as to how this phenomenon could happen. There’s the argument that their memories just aren’t real – human memory is incredibly malleable and it is easy to recall something that is false. However, others prefer to believe that we are sliding back and forth between parallel realities / alternate universes. Or that we are living in a simulated reality that has “glitched.” These are ideas that are possible, however, there is not a huge amount of evidence to support it. Astrophysicists, such as Neil DeGrasse Tyson, have said that “it’s very likely the universe is a simulation.” We can’t know these things for sure, but the opportunity to ponder them is interesting.
After Hades and Persephone, I’d like to develop more myths, some of Shakespeare’s plays, and classic works of literature into modern renditions.
Since there have already been successful renditions, what can I do to make mine different?
Short answer: yes. A million times.
But it can be done again.
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I will be starting this project off by focusing on retelling Greek Mythology, following the steps of Rick Riordan and George O’Connor.
I’m going to start with my personal favorite, the story of Hades and Persephone.
Yes! Modern Lit is a mini-genre in itself. Modern renditions of “old” literature have been widely successful.
As a kid, I constantly felt lonely and apart from my environment. As I grew, so did that feeling. Reading was my only vice.
My librarian from high school constantly mentioned that she didn’t “really enjoy” a book until she was in her late 20s. (more…)
I agree with Neil Gaiman when he says “well-meaning adults can easily destroy a child’s love for reading.” People think of reading as boring because they were never introduced to books in an interesting way. But it’s possible!
My new personal project will revolve around one of the main things I’d like to do with my career: make “boring” literature interesting and fun.